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PostSubject: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:11 pm

Hi All,
Lists are good for Sunday nights hopefully get a bit of discussion going. I've just made a playlist of my favourite Camera Obscura b-sides . Wouldn't it be amazing if they played a full show of lesser known stuff anyway here is my top 5. There is great footage on You Tube of the band doing San Francisco Song live I wish I had been there .

1. San Francisco Song
2. The Last Song
3. I Don't Want To See You
4. Let's Go Bowling
5. I Can't Stay Mad At You
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:20 pm

i love lists! sorta had this post before but here's my up-to-date list...

Hands Up Baby (absolutely love the interplay of the song)
World is Full of Strangers
I Can't Stay Mad At You
Modern Girl
Alaska

jus realized that "Greyhound.." isnt a b-side... shoulda been tho!
tony

...an just ordered the stellar cover of Tougher Than the Rest from iTunes...
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:26 pm

not including covers... here are my favorites:

1. "The Last Song" (might be my favorite CO song)
2. "I Love My Jean"
3. "The World is Full of Strangers"
4. "San Francisco Song"
5. "Lemon Juice and Paper Cuts"
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:29 pm

come on now derek...i love my jean is an A side................

this is a tricky one for me....i can`t say that i am familiar with them all...note to self..must either download...play the cd`s(although haven`t got round to buyin french navy yet?)...or actually take the singles offa the shelf.....................
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:42 pm

ha. I guess you're right!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:42 pm

I know I'm still pretty newbish at all this CO stuff but erm...the only one on Derek's list I've even heard is I Love My Jean, and that was the youtube video. Looks like I have some eBay scoutin' to do...
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:48 pm

Hey Paul,

Most of the cd singles are still available on HMV and Amazon's sites if you want the physical copy. All of the singles are available to download from iTunes. They have some great songs tucked away there.

I have to say Greyhound Going Somewhere is one of my favourites I wish there was a proper version recorded I suppose for now I'll just have to do with the session version which is why I didn't count it in my top 5
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:04 pm

yeah - Greyhound is a great cover..thats why i gave it the ol' "honorable mention" Very Happy
if i take my cover away, I'd go with Last Song too.. i always thought it was on an album or an import version with bonus tracks at the least but its only found on the Tears for Affairs single (as far as i can find out??)
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:11 pm

paul wrote:
...the only one on Derek's list I've even heard is I Love My Jean, and that was the youtube video. Looks like I have some eBay scoutin' to do...

as Steven said, you can find most of them online or with iTunes and make sure you check each of them out as several songs have multiple releases.. for example, Lets Get Out of This Country has one release with LGOOTC, Lemon Juice and Return to Send Her and another release that has LGOOTC and Modern Girl. I dont exactly know why they'd release twice? maybe one was released by Elefant (UK label) and the other by Merge (US label)...
tony

OH and if you want to hear a bunch of the singles online, you can check out the Elefant website here....
http://www.elefant.com/bands/camera-obscura
they have real player streams of the tunes and some even have the videos for download (for free)
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:28 pm

Tony,

Thanks for the link to Elefant website I've downloaded those videos and converted them to MP4 so they can be watched on my iPhone .
Excellent.

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:37 am

"The World Is Full Of Strangers"! The line "don't ask me to love you when you know that I will" is beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:41 am

heyho folks - just bak from holidays and catchin up on all the chats here...did a quick google again for the upcoming "Christmas" single B-side to be released next month and found this link...
http://peoplesmusicstore.com/commonpeople?product=539032
you can listen to the whole track - kinda grainy sound and pauses every 30 seconds but gives a fantastic taste of their rendition of Jim Reeves song "the Blizzard"...
tony

an here's the original...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2fyFumisiU
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:26 am

welcome back tony,weve missed ya..i have bin listeninin to a b side compilation for a few days now,they are all very,very strong and deserve a stand alone vinyl release maybe backed up with rare bird as a double vinyl...the early singles i notice have a very prominent guitar style and quite a lot of long lost elaborate patterns,kenny has kinda eased on the breaks methinks..an a lot of that intracate playing has gone by the by,its quite steady now......not knockin him like,he`s a great player..........
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:15 pm

tonybolony wrote:
heyho folks - just bak from holidays and catchin up on all the chats here...did a quick google again for the upcoming "Christmas" single B-side to be released next month and found this link...
http://peoplesmusicstore.com/commonpeople?product=539032
you can listen to the whole track - kinda grainy sound and pauses every 30 seconds but gives a fantastic taste of their rendition of Jim Reeves song "the Blizzard"...
tony

I didn't listen to the CO version yet because I want to wait for a good version to appear, but I LOVE the jim reeves original. Can't wait to hear the CO version.

Also... that cover of "Tougher than the Rest" is soooo friggen good. I think CO should really consider doing a whole album of Springsteen covers.

Imagine this album of CO/Bruce covers:

1) Tougher Than The Rest
2) Racing in the Street
3) Growin' Up
4) Because the Night
5) No Surrender
6) The Price You Pay
7) The Promised Land
Cool Hungry Heart
9) Backstreets
10) Incident on 57th Street

I'd especially love to hear TAC singing "mister I ain't a boy, no I'm a man!" on "the promised land". or she could play with the gender roles like she did on "tougher than the rest".

bonus track would be "brilliant disguise". heh. I guy can dream....

Or maybe just a big covers album would be nice. Would love to hear some Dylan or Elvis covers. "Any Way You Want Me" would be heaven!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:46 am

I Love My Jean and I Love How You Love Me (I think I got that one on emusic).
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:04 pm

derek wrote:
I didn't listen to the CO version yet because I want to wait for a good version to appear, but I LOVE the jim reeves original. Can't wait to hear the CO version
i can never resist! must admit i've never even heard that song before this cover - heard lots of his Christmas tunes but not much else... pretty great tune nonetheless but would've loved to hear the cheesy monologue thingy that they always did... TAC singing is sweet but a tongue-in-cheek mono would've been stellar!

and an album of covers - great idea an would love to hear a CO one of whoever.. i think theres a few out there. I know of one fer sure - Danny Michel did an album of Bowie covers called "Loving the Alien". i hav never been accused of being a big Bowie fan - dont care much for his singing but i ALWAYS love cover songs of his.. guess i like his writing! again again - a CO cover album would be to die for!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:19 pm

david bowie is the man from 1965-1979...i am a big fan of small stature...
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:19 am

graeme wrote:
..i am a big fan of small stature...
i thought he was 5'11 or so??
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:08 pm

man - i dont know how this happens... an i know it burns the band to no end.. but it looks like the Blizzard is leaked.. jus came across it on a spanish blog... no i dont read spanish - just did a CO search in HypeM...
anyhows.. love the tune and it will be on my shelf as soon as it arrives!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:14 pm

They were selling "The Blizzard" CDs and 7"s at the gigs. It's amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:17 pm

thought it was 7" only...hope there`s some left for the shops here on the 2nd.........
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:40 pm

The CD is one track. No "Swans".
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:01 am

how much $$ should i bring? was wonderin what else they had for sale? i remember asking the little lady who worked the desk if Biggest Bluest was gettin made again on vinyl and she said theyve been tossing the idea around... just wondering if ya noticed it...
also any other singles there - i think i'm missing 2 and the "box set" aint coming round any time soon i imagine...
thx for the heads up anyhow!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:47 am

The single-track Blizzard CD was $5. A bit steep but I got it anyway. I don't recall any other singles. Just the full length CDs and LPs. They were selling like crazy in Atlanta. T-shirts and postcards too.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Camera Obscura B- sides   Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:45 pm

I believe all of the singles and 7"s were $5. They had "The Sweetest Thing", "French Navy", "The Blizzard" and "Honey in the Sun" (i believe). I just got the sweetest thing and the blizzard.

There were LPs for the last 3 albums (I think there was "Underachievers") but definitely no biggest bluest. I want to say those were $15.

T-shirts were $20 and totes were, hmm.. $12 or $15. Pretty similar designs to the last tour. The keyboard design and the peacock design. Different colors though.
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